American Political Process (LAW-680-001)
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Examines federal constitutional and statutory law governing the American political process and the current challenges facing American democracy. The purpose of the course is to identify and grapple with the basic constitutional principles of the American democratic system, understand the essential rules governing voting and elections, and debate how those systems are faring today. Topics will include, among other things, the right to vote and other core constitutional concepts bearing on democracy; federal voting rights and campaign finance law; the basics of state election systems; and the ongoing legal implications of the 2020 Presidential election. Syllabus is subject to change based on student interest. Assessments will focus on short written assignments.
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